PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

in the DSM-IV-TR, a residual class consisting of pervasive growth-related disorders marked by handicapped growth of cultural interaction skills correlated with communication problems or stereotypical actions which don't adapt to the diagnostic standards of other pervasive growth-related disorders, like rett syndrome, Asperger's disorder, autistic disorder, or childhood disintegrative disorder.

PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS: "Pervasive developmental disorders are quite distressing on their own, combined with a general lack of understanding by the public or friends and family of the afflicted."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pervasive-developmental-disorders/ (accessed November 17, 2017).
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